Venn Foundation challenges people to
think deeply, live faithfully, and serve wisely,
to shape Aotearoa, New Zealand for the glory of God.
I can only answer the question “What am I to do?” if I can answer the prior question “Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?”
The Insect and the Buffalo is about the Bible and how the story it tells changes everything.
When we read the Bible, it’s easy to feel like God wrote the wrong book. We come with twenty-first century problems and we are given a collection of ancient stories. Yet these stories form a unified narrative, one that points us to Jesus, and through Jesus, reshapes the way we see the world. The Insect and the Buffalo is a short introduction, designed to help you re-read, re-think and re-engage with the Bible.
The fellowship gives you a taster of what life might look like. In comparison with the modern story, we are not isolated individuals. Combined with the curriculum this really challenged me. I didn't know I could have this much love for a bunch of strangers after just seven months!
CUPS OF COFFEE
Athanasius – someone from nothing introduces readers to Athanasius (296-373), of Alexandria, Egypt. This thoughtful narrative brings to life the man whose resolute insistence on the divinity and humanity of Christ has shaped our history. We meet here a person who takes the teachings of Christ and Christian tradition as life-giving and culturally transformative.